Punjab Pollution control Board (PPCB) has decided to impose a ban on blowing of pressure horns from October . The ban will also be imposed on multi-tone horns and cracker emitting silencers fitted in motor vehicles.
PPCB issued a notification on Friday and cleared that anyone who manufacture, sell, purchase, fit and use these devices will face imprisonment of upto 6 years or a fine of Rs 5000 per dat as per (Prevention and control of pollution) Act, 1981. Earlier, the board, in line with the traffic police, charged fine of rupees 1000 for the offence, along with impounding the devices.Statewide ban will be issued from October 1, specially keeping in mind the noise pollution created by pressure horns especially fitted in Royal Enfield Bullet. PPCB Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu while giving information said that this decision to impose ban was taken after a detailed discussions on this topic with state government.He further stated that to aware the people about this ban a statewide campaign will be launched by distributing pamphlets among shopkeepers and consumers. Anyone who is found guilty using these devices will be issued challan and afterwards court will decide whether to award punishment or fine of Rs 5000 per day for a period determined by the court.
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